Second Amendment

NYC Blames Carolinas for City's Thriving Firearms Black Market

It couldn't be New York's incredibly restrictive laws


CHARLOTTE, N.C.—North Carolina laws are again at the forefront of the gun debate, following the arrest of several individuals from the Carolinas on gun trafficking charges.

Gun advocates are firing back, after criticism of the state's gun laws.

On Monday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the indictment of 19 individuals for their role in two separate gun smuggling operations.

More than half of those arrested had local ties to North and South Carolina. …

Larry Hyatt, owner of the country's largest independent gun shop, attributes New York City's burgeoning sales of illegal guns as an "unintended consequence" to the state's tough laws.